Introduction to Glaucoma Treatment
Dr. Loeffler offers the latest advances for glaucoma treatment. While there is no cure for the disease, effective treatments can control pressure within the eye and prevent vision loss.
- Medications – A variety of different eye drops and oral medications are used to control glaucoma. However, some of these drugs may stop working over time, or they may cause unpleasant side effects. When a problem occurs, Dr. Loeffler may try a different medication or discuss other treatment options.
- Laser therapy Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) – Used to treat open angle glaucoma. The SLT uses short pulses of energy to target the trabecular meshwork and reduce intraocular pressure that damages the optic nerve. SLT does not cause any scarring of the trabecular network and therefore, is a repeatable procedure.
- Tube Implants – Silicone tubes are implanted around the eye to drain the fluid which helps lower eye pressure.